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« on: March 18, 2012, 03:53:16 PM »

Hi there just wondering if they are having server issues or have closed the site?
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 04:06:44 PM »

Hi there just wondering if they are having server issues or have closed the site?

Looks like it's dead, or at least in a coma.

Its members have been seeking and even setting up alternative sites. Some are now here.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 11:21:19 PM »

Hi there just wondering if they are having server issues or have closed the site?

Looks like it's dead, or at least in a coma.

Its members have been seeking and even setting up alternative sites. Some are now here.
I hope people like myself don't make the same mistake again. Investing in an informal, weakly funded organization is going to result in a infrastructure that is not maintained, goes down, and takes a while to get back, if ever.

This is the real world of I/T. It's not that simple. Yes, as an old programmer, I can tell you a good programmer can create anything. It's SMOP... it's only a Simple Matter Of Programming.  However, service, support and availabity require a real plan, organization and investment.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 03:42:53 PM »

Hi there just wondering if they are having server issues or have closed the site?

There are all sorts of rumors floating around. If anyone really knows what's going on, they are keeping it to themselves.

The only consistency in them is that it won't be back anytime soon.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 03:56:22 PM »

Where are the rumors posted?
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 07:47:58 PM »

Where are the rumors posted?

Some of them are here, but there are more at FTDNA's forum.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 09:06:13 PM »

Hi there just wondering if they are having server issues or have closed the site?
I'm not sure it matters. They've had long down times on occasion. This is the record. If its not dead, it should be.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012, 06:07:33 PM »

With DNA forums gone, DNA rootsweb Ken-less etc and traffic not exactly massive here its a real crossroads for forums relating to this hobby.  I hope there is gravitation to one site, hopefully here, and not massive fission into lots of small sites. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2012, 06:46:07 PM »

With DNA forums gone, DNA rootsweb Ken-less etc and traffic not exactly massive here its a real crossroads for forums relating to this hobby.  I hope there is gravitation to one site, hopefully here, and not massive fission into lots of small sites. 

I think the dna-forums crowd will mostly follow Loe (aka "Warwick") to the site he arranged. I'll stay here.
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2012, 08:30:10 PM »

With DNA forums gone, DNA rootsweb Ken-less etc and traffic not exactly massive here its a real crossroads for forums relating to this hobby.  I hope there is gravitation to one site, hopefully here, and not massive fission into lots of small sites. 

I think the dna-forums crowd will mostly follow Loe (aka "Warwick") to the site he arranged. I'll stay here.

Not this guy.. This site seems to be the most stable and has Mikewww and others who have really helped to better understand P312 and its subclades.
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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2012, 07:53:48 PM »

With DNA forums gone, DNA rootsweb Ken-less etc and traffic not exactly massive here its a real crossroads for forums relating to this hobby.  I hope there is gravitation to one site, hopefully here, and not massive fission into lots of small sites. 

I think the dna-forums crowd will mostly follow Loe (aka "Warwick") to the site he arranged. I'll stay here.

Not this guy.. This site seems to be the most stable and has Mikewww and others who have really helped to better understand P312 and its subclades.

Thanks! We are glad to have you here with us.
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2012, 07:01:47 PM »

After partially recovering from a tornado I had to get a new computer, car is totaled, $32,000 worth of roof, siding, window damage, etc;   power surges damaged the computer.  Not only that but I am finding out that DNA-forums is gone!!!!!  ARGGG!

At any rate I have been registered here for about 2 years but mostly lurking here and on DNA-forums-participating sometimes.  I am trying to talk Steve Gilbert into coming here as well!

We'll see.

Motto:  "Never give up after a tornado" and "Never give up the search"
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2012, 07:43:34 PM »

After partially recovering from a tornado I had to get a new computer, car is totaled, $32,000 worth of roof, siding, window damage, etc;   power surges damaged the computer.  Not only that but I am finding out that DNA-forums is gone!!!!!  ARGGG!

At any rate I have been registered here for about 2 years but mostly lurking here and on DNA-forums-participating sometimes.  I am trying to talk Steve Gilbert into coming here as well!

We'll see.

Motto:  "Never give up after a tornado" and "Never give up the search"

We're glad you're here. I used to live in Arkansas and Texas. I've been through a few tornadoes. Glad you made it.
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2012, 08:09:47 PM »

Thanks rms2,

Whew! dealing with FEMA, glass companies, auto repair,  and the homeowners insurance company as well as contractors.etc.

I'd rather be finding out that my ancestors were indeed French!

P.S. Just hauled about 6 pickup loads of sticks out the the yard so I could mow!

Motto: Never give up after a tornado and Never give up the search!

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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2012, 01:26:13 AM »

With DNA forums gone, DNA rootsweb Ken-less etc and traffic not exactly massive here its a real crossroads for forums relating to this hobby.  I hope there is gravitation to one site, hopefully here, and not massive fission into lots of small sites. 

I was hoping the same thing. Hopefully, this forum will stick around long enough. We definitely need a time machine that would allow us to pull referenced postings off of dna-forums. Just seems like a lot of information was lost with the site going down.

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« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2012, 02:33:35 AM »


I was hoping the same thing. Hopefully, this forum will stick around long enough. We definitely need a time machine that would allow us to pull referenced postings off of dna-forums. Just seems like a lot of information was lost with the site going down.

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In your browser type this:

L21 site:dna-forums.org

or switch L21 with your username or someone else's

When the list is produced (not all DNA-forums pages will be found), hover just to the right of the block of text and your will see a double arrow and hoving over it (or click) and the web page usually is shown in the blank frame to the right.

Click the 'Cache' link if shown, to open this web address into another window. You can wait for the HTML page to be shown (might take a minute) or just click the work 'Text-Only View' at the top frame right end.

MJost

Edit: You can then print it to a pdf or printer if needed.
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Neg: DF23 L513 L96 L144 Z255 Z253 DF21 DF41 (Z254 P66 P314.2 M37 M222  L563 L526 L226 L195 L193 L192.1 L159.2 L130 DF63 DF5 DF49)
WTYNeg: L555 L371 (L9/L10 L370 L302/L319.1 L554 L564 L577 P69 L626 L627 L643 L679)
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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2012, 09:30:39 PM »

WorldFamilies is in it for the long haul. 

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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2012, 11:56:23 AM »

WorldFamilies is in it for the long haul. 

Terry

Good to know, but what's the fallback plan if you drop dead tomorrow (God forbid)?
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2012, 05:15:54 PM »

The WorldFamilies Forum has been stable for a long time - and I expect that will continue.  My server is typically paid ahead.   I serve as interim administrator for a large number of projects, so I figure the word would get around pretty quickly if my time was up.  My "better-half" is heavily involved with WorldFamilies and would keep things going for at least some period of time.  Then, it would be up to some user(s) to take it over and keep it going.  If a truck runs over both of us, my son has the access codes and would take an interest in to what's next.  (he actually created the Forum)   I think that is a decently solid succession plan

How about you - do you have a succession plan for the projects you admin?  For the kits you manage? 
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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2012, 02:04:24 AM »

How about you - do you have a succession plan for the projects you admin?  For the kits you manage? 

Sounds like a solid basis for the foreseeable future.

I don't manage any kits or projects, but the question is a good one in general. I'm aware of more than one FTDNA project where the Admin has become unresponsive, for whatever reason.






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